Monday, February 28, 2011

Coming Soon To An Ear (And Heart) Near You

The time is finally here. Almost. I really hope you'll come see us!! Here are the details:

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
"Story Songs"
Directed by Betty Buckley

(Fort Worth, TX)… The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley, currently co-starring in the Dallas Theatre Center's production of Arsenic and Old Lace, present three benefit concerts featuring her recent Song Interpretation Workshop participants. The concerts are set for March 28, 30 and 31 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 7:30pm.

Over recent months in her Song Interpretation Workshops, Ms. Buckley has assisted aspiring artists, educators and experienced performers in honing the craft of singing, acting and storytelling, culminating in these concerts.

Story Songs includes music by composers/lyricists Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken and Tim Rice, and Jason Robert Brown. Musical Director is pianist Hans Grim. Featured performers will be: Nikki Acosta, Nicole Barrett, Brandon Bolin, Dave Cave, Angela Davis, Marjorie Hayes, Jeanne Jones, Molly Moon, Tiffany Morgan, and Jennifer Taylor.

Proceeds of the concerts will benefit the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. For tickets and reservations, contact the Museum’s admission desk at 817-738-9215. Tickets are $25. Seating is limited. The Modern Art Museum is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Ms Buckley presented the first Song Interpretation Workshop concert in January 2009 featuring workshop participants to rave reviews. Mark Lowry’s review celebrates, “The results, we must say, were heavenly.”

Ms. Buckley shares her expertise for telling stories in song and guides her students through a teaching philosophy that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students. Having been a teacher for 39 years, she has taught numerous singers, actors and professionals including investment bankers, athletic coaches and persons who want to perfect their ability to effectively communicate in their work and relationships. For more information on future workshops, please visit

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Skin Tight Jeans

I hate to say it, but I like Katy Perry's music. Dang. I said it.

And last night on the Grammy's...I have to say it again. Barbra Freakin' Streisand.


Did you see Rhianna's dress?!? Hello!!! Where can I get that. Perfect for doing the dishes in. If I were black, I'd do that to my hair too.

Esperanza Spalding. You're my new "it."

Gaga - stop it with the shoulder thing. It's gross. You're gross.

And might I also add, I have heard the cast from Glee do most of those songs as well, if not better than the original artists. Bam.

Something my mom said, and I love it when she talks about him, "Again I say, Eminem is a genius." Bottom line.

Tonight I go back to the great Betty Lynn Buckley for class. I have missed the last 2 classes because of my recent world travels, and we have been on a class break because of her current performance in Arsenic and Old Lace in Dallas. You REALLY need to go see her. Seriously. You'll love it. Tickets here. Wonderful review here. Get it. Do it. Go.